Submission by ACCESS member CCAK (Clean Cooking Association of Kenya).
Clean Cooking Association of Kenya (CCAK) is a private, non-profit, business membership organization that represents the interest of clean cooking stakeholders by advocating for an enabling environment at both national and county level to catalyze the growth of the clean cooking sector and promote adoption of clean cooking technologies, capacity building of the sector and sector coordination.
On 5th November 2019 at the Clean Cooking Forum 2019 held at Radisson Blu Hotel (Nairobi), Cabinet Secretary for Energy, Hon. Charles Keter launched the Kenya Clean Cooking Sector Study Report, the country’s first-ever clean cooking study commissioned by the Ministry of Energy and the Clean Cooking Association of Kenya.
The study offers a glimpse of the situation in Kenyan kitchens, providing answers to many questions raised about the clean cooking sector, and meets key data needs outlined in the SEforALL agenda. It provides a powerful baseline for the sector in 2018 showing the status of both household and market elements of cooking. The study show that 92% of the rural populations still rely on solid fuels as their primary fuel source.
This means that there is need to deeply look into the clean cooking sector and visualize a shift to alternatives for all populations, and especially vulnerable populations. Kenya commits to shift to clean cooking through development of efficient cooking solutions thereby projecting an abatement potential of 7.3MtCO2e by 2030 as a means to mitigating climate change. Using clean cooking solutions will support the move by the government to restore Kenya’s forest cover to 10% up from the current 7%.
In this regards, the report will guide the Ministry of Energy in decision making for the clean cooking sector. It will also guide the Inter Ministerial Committee on clean cooking in planning for all related activities. The report should be able to be shared to multi-sectorial and be read by policy makers, researchers and planners across all sectors, and by anyone interested in making a change in the clean cooking sector.
The Association was registered in 2013 with a mission to facilitate the scaling up of the clean cooking Solutions in the Kenyan markets. CCAK strives to build solidarity amongst relevant stakeholders and create effective partnerships to ensure that the use of clean cookstoves and fuels is the norm in Kenyan households and institutions.
You can read more about their work on https://ccak.or.ke/